Schneidereith's Four Leads Johns Hopkins Past Drexel, 14-10
By Jill Guise
Assistant Director of Athletic Communications
• Score: #22 Johns Hopkins-14, Drexel-10
• Records: JHU (2-0) • DU (0-1)
• Location: Baltimore, MD • Homewood Field
• The Short Story: Sophomore Maggie Schneidereith scored a game-high four goals and junior Miranda Ibello totaled six points to lead the 22nd-ranked Johns Hopkins women’s lacrosse team to a 14-10 win over visiting Drexel on Wednesday afternoon.
How it Happened
• Ibello struck first, putting Hopkins on top less than three minutes in. Off a restart, senior Emily Kenul found Ibello in the middle of the fan. She took the pass, faked high and then beat Zoe Bennett low. A little less than 10 minutes later, Karson Harris scored a pair of goals in a 64-second span to put Drexel on top 2-1 at the 16:25-mark.
• The lead lasted just 15 seconds as the Blue Jays won the ensuing draw. Sophomore Caroline Hoeg fed a long pass to junior Nicole DeMase, who scored on a one-timer to tie the game. Freshman Shelby Harrison then got free on a beautiful split dodge and scored on a bouncer from in-tight to put JHU up 3-2 at the 13:22-mark.
• Colleen Grady answered for the Dragons, dodging from goal-line extended and burying a shot inside the left post. Kenul came right back with a free position goal at 10:11 and then beat Bennett with a low shot from the doorstep at 4:58 to make it a 5-3 game.
• Courtney Dietzel pulled Drexel within one just 32 seconds later with the first of her three goals. Harris found her cutting down the middle of the fan and Deitzel scored on the run. Lucy Schneidereith had the final say of the half, scoring on a quick-stick shot in traffic to tie the game with just one second remaining in the half.
• The Dragons picked up where they left off to start the second half, getting back-to-back goals from Dietzel to put the visitors up 7-5 just over four minutes in. That prompted a Blue Jay timeout and Maggie Schneidereith responded with a natural hat trick, in a span of just 76 seconds, to re-take the lead for Hopkins.
• Freshman Aurora Cordingley gave Hopkins a 9-7 lead with her first career goal, when dodged the middle of the fan and scored in traffic with 17:41 to play. Maggie Schneidereith made it a three-goal lead when she dodged a couple of Dragon defenders and then scored from the right alley at 15:28.
• Lucy Schneidereith ended the Blue Jays’ five-goal run and scored back-to-back goals to pull the Dragons within one with 10:41 still to play. Hopkins answered with another run to push out to a 14-9 lead by the 2:18-mark. Playing down a player after a Blue Jay yellow card, Ibello sparked the run when she split the defense and beat Bennett on a sidearm shot.
• Ibello then fed a cutting Shannon Fitzgerald, who scored on a quick-stick from the right alley, to make it 12-9. Kenul pushed the lead to four when she took a pass from Cordingley and scored on a sidearm shot while falling down. DeMase capped the run when she cut across the middle of the fan, caught a pass from Ibello in stride and scored from the doorstep. Maggie Stetson would get one back for the Dragons, scoring on free position with just 41 seconds remaining to account for the 14-10 final.
What it Means
• Hopkins improves to 4-0 all-time against Drexel in the first meeting between the two since 2010.
• The Blue Jays are 2-0 to start the season for the third straight year.
• With her three goals and four points, Kenul is now tied for 12th in school Division I history with 135 points and is tied for 17th with 87 career goals.
• Ibello has opened the season with back-to-back six-point games. She is the first player to do so since Taylor D’Amore did so to start the 2014 season.
Johns Hopkins Leaders
• Points: Ibello (6)
• Goals: Schneidereith (4)
• Assists: Ibello (4)
• Draw Controls: Kenul (5), Barger (5)
• Ground Balls: Schneidereith (3), Rix (3)
• Caused Turnovers: Schneidereith (2), Ibello (2)
• Saves: Crosson (6)
• Points: Harris (3), L. Schneidereith (3), Dietzel (3)
• Goals: L. Schneidereith (3), Dietzel (3)
• Assists: Grady (1), Harris (1), Cummings (1)
• Draw Controls: Stetson (4)
• Ground Balls: Warden (4)
• Caused Turnovers: Harris (2)
• Saves: Bennett (9)
• Hopkins is back at Homewood Field on Wednesday, February 21 to take on 25th-ranked Loyola. Opening draw for the non-conference contest is slated for 4:00 pm.